Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Heart in Hand has been a symbol for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows since the 1700's.
These particularly fine examples are from the archive of, appropriately enough, Odd Fellows Art and Antiques.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Two original lantern slides.
The first is titled "Ectoplasm on the Medium Eva C's Bare Breast 5 or 9 Jan 13."
The second has a caption that reads "The photograph of a Chinaman with "Extras" which was taken by Mr. Wyllde as requested by some members of the Pasadena Physical Research Society."
Currently for sale by James Lamkin.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A few interesting drawings and paintings, supposedly from an undesignated mental institution. One can't be certain about the provenance, but the images certainly are interesting.
Here's a link to the eBay listing: Click Here
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here's a few nice examples of Victorian-era thread frames (well, except for the last one which is a rarer 20th century version). These were once a fairly common home craft that seems that have hit their peak in the late-19th century.
What's nice is that they are perfect for an entry-level collector as you can get most for between $ 10.00 - $ 25.00.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Interesting naive painting of the Entombment of Christ. Looks to be possibly an amateur copy of an existing lithograph or painting? Has a real surreal feel to it that I love.
Currently on eBay here and the seller describes this as being found in an old country house in Arezzo, Italy.